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    Cache and Maintenance Mode Error

    I am facing a weird issue that started in the last week. I am unable to set my website in development mode using the "normal" process of click in the button in the admincp. When I click nothing happens like if the button is now working, but what is more strange is that the cache setting is displaying information from all cache option take a looking in the following screenshot:


    The normal is that the option of memcache, by example, only appear if the radio button is clicked but it displaying with even when file is enable. Someone already had this issue? I already deactivated all plugin and this issue still happening.

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      Donna Are you able to manually set it to development mode? I see the flush cache setting is not showing for you. Did you have it set to memcache before? Did you try manually clearing cache?
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    Fix: SocialEngine 4.8 and Facebook login
    We got problems on different SocialEngine installation recently due to Facebook API update. Facebook login stopped to work, no errors were in logs.

    A fix for this is found here, http://socialenginecamp.com/question/view/1091/social-engine-4-8-and-broken-facebook-login

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      Eugene @Donna there is the same issue in the newest SE 4.9 beta 1. Could you forward it to devs so it can be implemented? It will be great to add some checks there so in case of problem something will appear in error_log
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    How to Clean Private Messages?

    There is some way to delete private messages without use the database?

    The cometchat did a huge mess in my website due the enconding charset and now there is several "junk" messages in the private messages from SE.
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      Donna This would be a great feature request. This should be able to be added to the task scheduler on a set schedule but it could cause users to lose messages they wanted to save.
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    Big and Professional Websites that use Social Engine

    I was browsing the new marketplace and noticed that there are some showcases in some third party developers profiles.

    As I am curious I visited some of these websites and most seems not to be much active or have a professional look, what is a bit ironic because if you are displaying a website in your portfolio is because you believe that is a impressive work.

    So I would like to ask if anyone knows a really big website that use Social Engine? I am really curious to see what a well stablished Social Engine website can do.

    Note: To my surprise my site is in the portfolio of one of the developers :D
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      PoeticJustice I use my social engine completely different to how others use it.
      Users log on daily, loads concurrent users.

      Its all about staggering functions such as plugins, you need to drip feed to keep members interested.

      Then focus and advertise about being a social network once you have over 250 members.

      I have quiet alot of members, but the site is not really open to anyone.

      But i would not personally showcase, nor do i expect big sites using SE to showcase.
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      Donna I've got some in a list but need to verify if we can post them.I'll see tomorrow.
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      Donna https://www.socialengine.com/ There are some sites there and some corporations listed that use SE. Some such as Apple, Nasa, etc are very recognizable.
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    Please all read regarding Social Engine PHP
    Hi All

    Ive raised some feature requests and bugs over last few months.And to start off lets be honest the top dogs of social network scripts are Social Engine, PHP Fox, and Oxwall.

    But there is some contenders coming along which @Elshara documented in a post that was closed.

    Oxwall looks beautiful and its on the raise, sadly the team doesnt seem to push it in ways of advertising, and their twitter account is like hardly in use (over a year), their market place is flooded with random coders and rubbish apps

    Social Engine - IMO the best, it has all the best Developers, when you look at phpfox, oxwall, and other contenders 3rd party plugins, they dont even come close to the works of Social Engine Solutions, Social Engine Addons, Webhive, Younet, and Hire-experts.
    But, soooo much is out of date with SE, and we are all here making feature requests that should have been implemented a year or 2 years ago. I just feel SE are making it to easy for their contenders to swoop in, or for the 3rd party developers to give up and explore being PHPFOX devs only.
    The best thing SE has, is the 3rd party DEVs, but SE needs to not only commit to its customers, but building a better platform that entices clients in that also generates work for these DEVS.

    PHPfox, i know you have @DonnaScriptTechs and @RaymondBenc now from there, and i hope they will push things forward with SE, but PHPfox 4, is simply beautiful, its upto date, modern, the profile questions and search ACTUALLY work, Like Oxwall, PHPfox can do searches in browse members at a multiselect level, when the original question was single select only, see post here for images #613
    Yet SE have said it cant be done, yet ALL other competitors can.
    They have been using fontawesome for ages, the social signup logo used are not 5 years old like SE.
    But, the DEVs on phpfox are not on the level of devs on SE, is phpfox more locked down, or not so easy to build, i do not know.
    But at the moment PHPfox 4 is making Social Engine look like Phpfox 3.
    Even looking at Younets latest themes for SE and PHPfox 4, PHPfox seems like, theme wise it has more to plays with, where as themes for SE are so problematic

    As Donald Trump said "Make Social Engine Great Again"

    I love social engine and i want it to stay the best, but i feel as a client, that SE are making it so so so easy for competitors to sneak up behind, that when other potential clients compare software, SE will be ignored, purely because competitors have seen the curve ball, and they are staying up to date, some things are tiny little touches, but loads of these touches are making SE appear outdated.

    We obviously dont know how SE is run, but im guessing all the devs for SE internal are all freelancers, they don't have office meetings, they live across the globe, and they are hired on set dates to do fixes or enhancements, and meetings maybe held over skype, rather than in-house team who are constantly updating, fixing bugs etc.If cost is an issue, im sure with all the clients on SE, if you said lets crowdfund all these enhancements, and if people were willing to do it, to make sure they are added, things updated, i can guarantee you people will do it, Id gladly whack $100 down, if it meant these features were added, id rather that than pay $50 for support which im unsure about still based on the past.

    SE don't be afraid to ask your clients, id gladly crowd fund to make SE the top dog, because by SE being better, it generates better work for the DEVs, who we then hire, which makes our site great too.
    SE need to consider also selecting clients to test new releases and bug fixes, When i owned a recording studio, i use to record all time, then when it came to mixing,i couldnt tell the difference as my ears heard everything to much, so it was better having others work as they have fresh ears.

    Same with testing, your fixing bugs constantly that your bound to miss things, so find people with a fresh aspect to test.

    Another thing Social Engine website

    Love the look of the new site, but searching of market place needs to be better.
    Finding plugins by Developer is impossible, even when you find a plugin, it mentions dev name, but you cant click and see their other apps nor can you see there other plugins, like an upsale.

    Also I think it be great if Devs updated things like updates and changes, like a log, similiar to code canyon.even if you leave market place, goto experts, click on expert , view experts profile, then view plugins...... its just way to many clicks to get to a place, when there should be something on their product pages..... too many clicks equals drop offs.In each market place listing, i have not once seen a button saying demo or any links to demos of plugins, some have listed the username and password for the demo, but absolutely now links.Also there should be display options, when you hit the market place all you see is Titles and a funky picture, no small write up of the plugin, doesnt even say the developer until you click on it, as a client there is 100% no way im going to click on every plugin to read about it, there needs to be a short summery of the plugin, just like your old website.
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      Donna Thank you for re-posting this here. Glad you love SocialEngine!

      Just so you all know. phpFox is not bug free. Many are leaving due to the bugs. Many developers, including myself, got fed up with the apps system reverting to the old coding standards which makes the script heavier for people. There are a lot of issues I know of and many others can speak of. I'm moving my own sites from fox to SE .

      We appreciate your suggestions and do have improvements coming. :)
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    Wish we could have music playlist autoplay
    It would be great to have music playlist when added to profile page autoplay or the ability to let it

    I can live in hope LOL
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    Bugs, Bugs, Bugs in my Cloud...

    I'm just trying to setup a basic little community on the cloud.  I just want to invite people, or perhaps upload a file, and the buttons just sit there not doing anything.  Tried every browser in existence.  Is this normal everyone?

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      Donna Hello,

      Thank you for posting and sorry to hear about the issues you are experiencing. Would you please send us a ticket from your client account so we can help troubleshoot with you? It could be something added to your site causing a javascript issue; a browser setting (Firefox and Chrome are very picky lately); or some configuration issue.

      A tip, if you want to see what's happening on your site or on any site, you can right click and choose "Inspect" or "Inspect Element" to see the processes happening. There will be a Console tab and Network tab. Click those to see any errors or issues happening. Sometimes, it can help point you to the exact problem.
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    How are you preparing for the 4.9 release?
    As our 4.9 is just around the corner, I thought I would open this thread to see how you all are preparing for release. This thread is also mentioned in our blog that should come out today. :) 

    Do you have your upgrade plans all set up?

    How are you handling customizations, plugins, etc?

    I'll post a link to the blog in the community once it's out as well. It's a pre-release post with some info on anticipated release dates.
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      Leandro Rocha I confess that I was expecting something like a demo or a release date in the yesterday blog :|
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      beanorama Confused. I've received several emailed offers to pay now for the 4.9 upgrade. I've got a license already and I don't recall paying for upgrades.
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      gs With great anticipation, excitement, and hope :)

      My situation is very different from most because I'm still in development mode (yes, after over 1.5 years - mainly due to countless bugs with 1 particular Dev's Plugins). But I was planning on moving to production 2017-QTR1, but held off due to the imminent release of 4.9 which I need primarily for the (hoped) page-load-speed reduction using PHP 7/7.1 and Zend security updates. Although I have many SE Modules, I only use Core (obviously) and Photo Albums (every other feature/functionality is replaced with 3rd-Party Plugins/Theme). Thus re: 4.9, I have little concern with SE, but great concern with 3rd-Party Devs. In fact, the only thing I care about with 4.9 (besides hopefully no negative impact to my site) is PHP 7/7.1 compatibility and the Zend security updates. I don't even care about the new Theme as I won't be replacing SpectroMedia. So, all of the new features and functionality are of no use to me. But, this has been my plan from day 1 with SE - I only need SE because the 3rd-Party Plugins I require are built on SE.

      - Plugins/Theme: Contacted 3rd-Party Devs for all Plugins I have to find out their estimated time-to-update their Plugins after 4.9 is released (especially since they've probably already had a version of 4.9 for them to work/test on to get a head-start with their Plugin/Theme updates)
      - Customizations: For the most part, I have asked Devs over the past year to be sure customizations are compatible with PHP 7/7.1, but obviously they couldn't guarantee SE 4.9 compatibility until they had 4.9, but there's not much that should be impacted by 4.9 (since all customizations are to 3rd-Party Pluigns, not SE directly) so for the most part I should (hopefully) be in good shape with customizations
      - Since my current server OS doesn't support multiple versions of PHP, last December I tested an updated server OS with xVarnish but ran into serious performance issues with Logging In and also 1 Plugin (2-4 min page loads). So, that option is out. I plan on setting up a separate server with PHP 7/7.1 and porting the existing site to that for the 4.9 updates and all testing (along with 3rd-Party Plugins). This way that is independent of my current Dev site/server. Depending on how things go and when, either the Dev server OS and SE site will be updated (SE 4.9 and all 3rd-Party Plugins), or the upgraded SE w/Plugins (on the 2nd server) will be ported back to the server1 (after server OS and PHP updates) and continue from there.

      There are many sub-steps involved, but that's the general idea. Again, please keep in mind that since I'm still not into Production that I have much more flexibility and less urgent potential issues than most SE ADMINs.
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    NULL entries in MySQL engine4_users_fields_search
    Hi All

    Ive noticed some more major bugs 
    read both these githubs i posted
    but it will affect your community if these are not fixed, may as well kiss goodbye if not fixed and addressed



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      PoeticJustice Further update

      Here is a video http://sendvid.com/8apytcfd
      or download video here https://we.tl/BZzjHcg0ry

      I believe the issue i have detailed out here, was a bug raised back in April 2015 that was closed and not looked into

      SE for browse members is NOT searching the profile fields of each user, but creating a new database in engine4_user_fields_search, but based on the hide on browse members page / show on browse members page.

      THIS KILLS ALL SEARCH FEATURES IN BROWSE MEMBERS, as from the very start everything needs to be set to show on browse members page. If you so much as accidently hide, or hide from testing purposes, it deletes all records of that field, which then becomes unsearchable when you set back to SHow on browse members!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      extract from https://www.socialengine.com/features/php/core

      Browse & Search
      SocialEngine allows members to easily navigate your site, discover new content, and find specific posts.
      Browse members
      Members (and optionally visitors) can browse through your entire member list. Results can be filtered by profile information, like location, age, gender, height, occupation, etc. You can also choose to show only members that have a photo and members that are currently online.
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      PoeticJustice to sum this bug up or even major flaw up, here goes

      After more testing I can confirm this, to replicate do this

      Use Gender profile question set to (Hide on browse members)
      Sign up and select a Gender - for this example signup as Male
      Now log in as Admin and click Edit Gender question (Set to show on browse members)
      Now goto browse members
      Search Male

      it will return with NO members found.

      another test could be this

      Gender profile question originally set to (show on browse members)
      Sign up and select a Gender - for this example signup as Male
      Search browse members, goto Gender and select Male
      All Male users will show up
      Goto profile questions as admin
      set Gender to (Hide on browse members)
      then edit it again so Gender is (Show on browse members)
      Goto browse members, select gender, set to Male............... No Males will ever be suggested, every Male who had been signed up, is totally unsearchable, until they edit their profile info and press save.................... or unless users signup after doing this exercise
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    BUGS - Which i have found and all need to be fixed for 4.9
    Hi all
    Im posting all bugs i have found and raised with Social Engine via Github
    I want everyone to be aware now, i fear they wont be fixed which is important so i think everyone needs to be aware, even the 3rd party developers because bugs will affect potential custom work.

    Mobile Issue with Multi Select Profile Questionshttps://github.com/SocialEngine/phpv4-issues/issues/536

    profile questions - multi select more issues found when searching membershttps://github.com/SocialEngine/phpv4-issues/issues/580

    Yet again another bug - Profile fields section AGAIN -  regards to multilayered questions, which reacts differently on displaying data when search, based on its top level original question, either ignores all 2nd level, 3rd 4th level question/answers, or will display no members.https://github.com/SocialEngine/phpv4-issues/issues/592

    now the one below is spamming tools bug

    I can live without this being fixed for now sacrafice to make sure all above are fixed, but the above are all bugs within the sames sectors, but various bugs in general, and weird behaviour.
    If only one is fixed above, i will be deeply disappointed because its in the same area


    I will say again, please let me test 4.9 on a staging server prior to press release and release, these need fixing!!!

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      Donna Hello PoeticJustice,

      Thanks for posting. We understand your concerns and want to assure you that our Github gets checked by our technicians as part of our routine. When you post several times in the same Github tracker, it causes our technicians delays in getting things fixed. This is because they have to check every report. If you submit a duplicate report, they end up checking the same bug more than once. This takes from production time as they are in testing time. Please be patient and wait for our team to address the issues you posted, without posting duplicated reports. This will help to speed the process.

      In regards to our developer beta release. This is a release meant for third party experts to be able to get their products updated prior to a client version release. This doesn't have your bug fixes in it as it is a beta just to help third parties get updated faster. It does have many bugs fixed but the most recent ones will be in the client release that we make. Our team needs time to finish those bugs. If you keep posting comments and tagging them in it, they stop what they are doing to read your updates. This again will take from development time.

      We are committed to having a great product and to making our clients happy with great websites. Please allow us time to get this product out into production ready status. :) We assure you that your concerns are noted and that we are committed to addressing our bug tracker as efficiently as possible. Right now, staff is quite tied up addressing this beta release and also, at the same time, continuing to address bugs that remain open. If you don't hear a response in the bug tracker, it is because our team is tied up fixing currently marked bugs and will get back to testing remaining open bugs as soon as possible.

      Thanks again.
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